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Can A Very Small Amount Of Blood Transmit Hiv
If blood is added to soda and I drink it within 3 seconds from the time blood is added can HIV be transmitted, does ingestion of blood transmits hiv?
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
I purchased a soda and received a dollar bill that looked like it had dried blood on it. Can dollar bills with dried blood transmit HIV?
Not Always: Exposure to most body fluids - especially blood & genital fluids - from a person with HIV has the potential to transmit the virus. If you have had an exposure discuss the details of that exposure with an expert - ideally within the first 24 hours. Steps can be taken in the first few days of an exposure to prevent lifelong infection with hiv. Locate a test/treatment site near you at www. Hivtest. Org. ...Read more
Can a trace amount of blood on a kitten claw transmit HIV after 5 minutes? Does HIV die with contact to the air for 4-5 minutes.
Can a fresh blood on the glove that had been exposed for a minute or less transmit hiv to my newly prick finger. Med tech didn't change gloves?
My blood taken for blood test widout wearing gloves, he used new injection, removed d cover&placed it on table before taking blood. Is transmit HIV to me?
Possibly: If the blood was contaminated with HIV then it can mix with the tears of the eye, and pass into the nose and into the GI tract. If there is a break in the surface anywhere in this passage, the virus could enter the body and cause infection. This would be a rare event but is theoretically possible. ...Read more
No: Hiv seems to require living white cells to survive for any length of time, all viruses are fragile and most cannot tolerate drying, and casual household contacts of hiv-positive people even before treatment simply didn't catch it. Relax. You won't get sick. ...Read more
Possibly: If the person who does the coughing is HIV positive and if he has a positive viral count (he should know this if he is being treated), then the saliva and secretions can contain the virus. If this gets into someone else's eye, it can pass into the back of the throat and if there is a break in the lining you could get the virus in your system and have a problem. A lot of "ifs" to happen. ...Read more
NO risk: In multiple studies around the world exposure to blood in the eye is not risky for HIV infection. But, it is dangerous for both hepatitis b and c. I have no idea why you would ask about makeup remover. Please do not put makeup remover in an eye. That may cause permanent damage. ...Read more
Can I transmit hiv if my blood/plasma is on earrings and there's no oxygen between the ear needle and the ear clasp? It wouldn't
Yes: Only if it is fresh blood and someone else pierces themselves with the earring sharp. This hasn't been recorded but would be the same as needle sharing. What's actually happening? ...Read more
I met prostitution and she sucked my fingers then I notice small cracks in my thumb I am scared is this practice transmit hiv?
Can massage oil transmit HIV via small wound (scratch of a nail), im worrying about this, full of stress, even didn't eat, can't think of anyother. Help me?
The massage oil: Would have to have been put on by someone with an open wound that was actively washing in and out of that wound and your wound would have to be open as well, not just a scabbed scratch. Plus, HIV is not a hardy virus and any long term placement outside of body in the oil would not be suitable for the virus to live. While I can't guarantee it, it is not likely HIV would be transmitted this way. ...Read more
Does small break or sores on the outside of vaginal opening or vulva can transmit hiv? And does open wound outside vagina can transmit hiv?
Absolutely: People who share needles, syringes, cookers, cottons, water, etc have a risk of sharing HIV as well as hepatitis b and c. Do not share anything (works etc) and do not backload. This is the best way to avoid these viral infections apart from stopping injection drug use entirely. ...Read more
Serious Questions: Unused gloves? You have to be smarter than this. How could an unused product transmit any infection? Hiv is hard to get. It is not caught by simple contact with an inanimate object. You have to have direct blood to blood or semen to blood access to catch this infection. The knowledge about how HIV is transmitted has stayed the same for 35 years now. ...Read more
Can I transmit HIV after a week of exposure (i gave oral to an hiv+ woman). I started PEP immediately after the exposure.
HIV transmission: In short, the answer to your question is yes, it is possible for your to transmit HIV after your exposure. But the probability of this depends on a few things: 1) are you infected with the virus 2) If you are, how high is the viral level in your blood 3) Do you use barrier contraception. Using post exposure prophylaxis lowers the chances of transmission, but there are no guarantees ...Read more
Is it possible to transmit HIV when you share glass pipes with someone who happens to be HIV +? using the glass pipe right after he/she uses it?
No: Back before we had treatment for HIV infections, it simply wasn't transmitted in homes between family members except by sex or sharing needles. Even in correctional situations in which spitting is commonplace and a means of threatening / aggression against staff, it never happened. But please don't spit on people -- you won't make friends that way; you know that. Best wishes. ...Read more
HIV is hard to get:
Vaginal and penile secretions and blood are the most common fluids that transmit hiv. One has to be in direct contact with mucous membranes (those tissues that line the gut and vagina) or direct blood to blood exposure like that from sharing direct vein to vein drug needles.
Hiv is not caught through normal skin. It is not caught by touching or being around someone with hiv. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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